annoyance


annoyance
noun
1 feeling of being annoyed
ADJECTIVE
great, intense

A look of intense annoyance crossed his face.

obvious

She tapped the table with her pen in obvious annoyance.

mild, slight

He had a look of mild annoyance on his face.

mock

She rolled her eyes in mock annoyance.

pure, sheer, utter

He wore an expression of pure annoyance.

… OF ANNOYANCE
flicker

A flicker of annoyance crossed his face.

VERB + ANNOYANCE
cause

He had been causing annoyance to the other guests.

feel

I felt some annoyance when he told me his plans.

express, show

She tried not to show her annoyance.

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PREPOSITION
in annoyance

He shook his head in annoyance.

with annoyance

Her cheeks flushed with annoyance.

annoyance at, annoyance over, annoyance with

her annoyance with him over his failure to cooperate

PHRASES
a look of annoyance

There was a look of annoyance on his face.

to sb's annoyance, much to sb's annoyance

I dropped out of college, much to the annoyance of my parents.

2 thing that annoys
ADJECTIVE
minor, petty

A leaking roof is just one of life's petty annoyances.


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